Hello, welcome to our blog
I am Jennifer Gainer, although most people call me Jen. I am a special event Floral Designer by trade, and a graduate of Interior Design, with a minor in Faux Finishes and basically a lover of all things beautiful. For a brief stents in my life I have done many things, including obtaining my 6, 63, 36 securities licenses, Masters in Cosmetology, Visual Merchandising in speciality and corporate levels, and Set Design.
I have been lucky enough to be published several times in the Knot Magazine and Points North Magazine, and recently have been award several blog awards that I proudly display on the bottom of this page. On a personal note I own 4 cats, and no I am not crazy….yet. They are not camera shy at all, and love to have their pictures made, whether they are my target subject or not. That being said, no matter how hard I try to avoid it, my cats will probably end up on this blog page somewhere, but they are pretty cute so you probably won’t mind.
This is my husband Ron, he’s in charge of all things “tech related”. He also does all the heavy lifting, and majority of the power tool work for our DIY’s, oh and that boring paperwork stuff for Jenron Designs. He’s pretty handsome too, and I like him a lot, so I think I will keep him. We have been married 22 years, and together we make up JENRON DESIGNS. Yes, I came up JEN-RON before all the “Bran-gelina’s” and “Ben-nifer’s” came along, but Enron derailed my entire business branding plan back in 2000.
As I stated above, we started JENRON DESIGNS in 2000, and unfortunately the “Enron” scandal hit in 2001, so we decided to shelf the Jenron Design portion of our company, until after the scandal had died down. So we did not have to hear “Jenron? You mean like Enron?” So over the past 17 years I focused all my time and energy into my custom floral design company, Butterfly Landings. You should check it out www.butterflyladnings.com (a shameless self promotion) Needless to say, I will probably cross pollenate my floral design ideas and some holiday tutorials on this site, because that’s just good business.
What made me decide to start blogging? Every year I make a New Year’s resolutions every year, both personal and professional. I find it gives us goals to reach for in the up coming new year. So I made it one of my professional resolutions, I decided I wanted to start a new project for JENRON DESIGNS to breathe new life back into it, and I wanted to try my hand at something shiny, new, and different. Something that I had never done before. I wanted to incorporate all my creative ideas, and all the things that I love into one pretty package. To quote my father: “If you do something you love, you will never work a day in your life, and success will find you.”
I have to say that am truly excited to share all the things that I am passionate about with all of you. I love pretty home decor and interior design, so I plan to share some of our current, and on going DIY projects, for our home located in the foothills of the north Georgia mountains. We have a ton of fun projects on the to-do list, to finish my dream home vision.
I also love to garden, cook and grill. I draw inspiration from a few of my favorite cooks; Pioneer Woman, Sandra Lee and of course our local home favs Paula Dean and AB- Alton Brown. I plan on sharing some of my simple southern recipes, for items made with foods fresh from our garden, fun libations and perfect party foods.
I think my food passion is fed from my love for travel. Oh yes we also love to go on adventures, and even visit foreign cities and far away countries, to truly emerge ourselves into the local culture. My travel rule is “Never go to the same place twice”.
While traveling we like to do little antiquing and maybe pick up a few DIY project pieces or treasures to work on when we get back home. I look forward to taking this journey with you all.
Thank you so much for visiting our site. Please don’t forget to sign up for our monthly designer updates that way you never miss out on what we up too! I plan on doing some pretty cool stuff this year, and I would really hate for you to miss out. Feel free to reach out and contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions.